Cicoria vs. Wheeler
Thomas Dale High School graduates David Cicoria and Michael Wheeler went head to head in an Elite Fighting Challenge on Feb. 13. Cicoria defeated Wheeler midway through the fight’s second round.
Meadowbrook’s Coble highlights 2010 signing class, Moses recommits to UVa
Meadowbrook High School -- Andre Coble signed a letter of intent to play football at Temple University.
Matoaca High School -- Jaimen Newman signed a letter of intent to play football at Temple University.
No eighth grade at Chester Middle next year
Originally, the School Board had approved a plan that left Chester Middle School’s rising eighth graders in the Chester Middle building this school year with Thomas Dale High School’s ninth grade, which was to be moved to the building to alleviate overcrowding at the high school.
Reminiscence: Deep roots and a long memory
Elizabeth Winfree Quaiff, 87, lives not more than five miles from where she grew up.
“There is lots of history on my mother’s and father’s side,” she said. Her grandparents’ home on her father’s side still stands today on Hopkins Road and is known as Edgewood.
The Winfree house, Quaiff’s family home, equipped with a red-clay tennis court, was located on 4 acres where McDonald’s is located on Hopkins Road.
School Board adopts budget, cuts 325 jobs
After months of discussion, the School Board approved a fiscal 2011 budget that included about $56.4 million in cuts and eliminated about 325 jobs.
“It’s been … a long, and I think we’ll all admit, a difficult budget process,” said T. David Myers, assistant superintendent for business and finance. The budget dropped roughly $30 million, from $599,996,500 to $569,528,300.
CCPS employees to receive one-time pay bump
The School Board unanimously approved using about $6.5 million in projected savings in fiscal 2010 to fund one-time payouts to employees equal to 2 percent of their current salaries.
At a press conference at O.B. Gates Elementary School, Superintendent Marcus Newsome said the school system’s budget office was projecting approximately $15 million in savings in fiscal 2010. Newsome later said employees would receive the one-time payments by June 30.
Sabra dips in Chesterfield
Committee reports on nurturing Chesterfield’s older communities
“New growth and development has long been the dominant issue that has defined Chesterfield County. However, Chesterfield County is no longer a new suburban community.” -- From The Path Forward: Sustaining Chesterfield County’s Older Communities, a report presented to the Board of Supervisors as a result of work done by Chesterfield’s Sustain Our Communities Committee (SOCC).
The report suggests:
Local star Berkley Hawkins headed to VMI
Berkley Hawkins, a 2010 graduate of Trinity Episcopal, decided to continue his college and baseball career at Virginia Military Institute. A two-time, first team all-VISAA performer, Hawkins hit .500 as a junior shortstop and followed that up with a .480 average as a senior catcher. He was recognized as a second team all-metro performer this spring.
HSR project threatens Centralia property owner
Jaeckle HSR meetings draw crowd, but lack answers
Bermuda Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle held two community meetings in September to discuss the Southeast High-Speed Rail Project and its impact on her district. As many as 180 people attended an evening meeting at Thomas Dale High School; some in attendance made political statements about the project, and some were aggravated that the presentation maps didn’t included a significant portion of Chester, although paper maps were available.